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Breaking Contest News: Win 3 PQL Books at Open Book!

Quill friends, this is a public service announcement! Our friends over at Open Book are hosting a great little contest featuring not one, not two, but THREE Porcupine’s Quill poetry titles. Mosey on over to Open-Book.ca to enter to win … Continue reading

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PQ Weekly Roundup: 20 Mar 2018

Every Friday, the PQ Weekly Roundup collects the most shared links in our social media network—bookish articles, reviews, quizzes, recommendations and more—in convenient digest form. At Literati Bookstore in Ann Arbor, Michigan, a public typewriter has become a small publishing … Continue reading

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Pulled from the Pages: The Essential Dorothy Roberts

Anyone who’s ever gone away to school or moved across the country knows the feeling of homesickness, whether it’s the slight, fleeting feeling of nostalgia for the familiar environs of your childhood or the bone-deep longing for the place you … Continue reading

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On the Origin of a Series: Remembrances by Tim Inkster

April is National Poetry Month. Naturally, as a literary publisher that puts out at least a few poetry collections per year, we’re pretty stoked about it. This year, in celebration, PQL’s publisher, Tim Inkster, recalls the humble beginnings of one … Continue reading

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Featured Poetry: The Essential Travis Lane

I have a genuine admiration for the rogues out there—those who don’t necessarily ‘play the game’ but who make an impression on their own terms. For me, this describes M. Travis Lane to a T. Despite living and working far … Continue reading

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GUEST POST: James Pollock on What Makes Daryl Hine ‘Essential’

Whenever we publish a new volume in the Essential Poets Series, it begs the question, “Why include this poet in the series?” or “What makes him or her ‘essential’ in the context of Canadian poetry?” Today, our guest blogger James … Continue reading

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